Tough Guy: Jim Brown

Jim Brown (1936-) is known for two successful high-profile careers: remarkable athlete and film actor. After a four-sport college career (football, basketball, track and lacrosse) at Syracuse, Brown played professional football with the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965 and was named Rookie of the Year his first season. He did not miss an NFL […]

Charley Pride’s Baseball Career

Widely known as an award-winning country music artist, helping to pioneer that genre for African Americans, Charley Pride (b. 1938) had a baseball career before turning to music. Pride played in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s: some outfield, but he mostly pitched intimidating fastballs, sneaky curves and knuckleballs for teams including the Memphis Red […]

The Triple Crown

A series of three Thoroughbred horse races that have run yearly in May and June since 1875, the “Triple Crown” includes the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. A horse winning all three races receives the Triple Crown Trophy. Eleven have won the Triple Crown, including War Admiral in 1937, Citation in 1948, Secretariat […]